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Latest news: Rainfall

Downpours prompt flash flood warning in saturated NSW

After a week of heavy rain, a severe weather warning is in place in NSW for more downpours that could cause flash flooding.

Powerful cold fronts expected to impact southern Australia

Two powerful cold fronts are bringing damaging winds and heavy rain to WA from today, and then expected to move east impacting SA, Victoria, Tasmania, ACT and NSW throughout the week, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

La Niña weakening but above-average winter rainfall expected

A slowly weakening La Niña is one climate factor influencing above-average winter rainfall for most of central and eastern Australia in coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology's Winter 2022 Climate Outlook shows.

Man missing in northern NSW floodwaters amid big wet

A man is believed missing in floodwaters in northern NSW as rain continues to batter the state, with warnings of much more to come.

Canberrans warned of flood water dangers, several roads closed

ACT Policing and the ACT Emergency Services Agency are reminding Canberrans to stay safe and be cautious of the hazardous and unpredictable nature of flood waters, and the dangers associated with heavy rainfall.

Rainfall spurs positive outlook for the Murray River

The Murray River is set to enter spring with a positive outlook after strong rainfall filled dams and lakes across the lower basin.

Woman rescued from Kambah Pool floodwaters

ACT Fire and Rescue have assisted ACT Policing in a swift water rescue of a woman at Kambah Pool late last night, Tuesday 23 March. Firefighters used throw bags and ropes to safely...

Driver and passenger rescued from car roof as flood waters rise

A driver and passenger have been rescued from the roof of their car after attempting to cross Gudgenby Creek in southern ACT today, Tuesday 23 March. ACT Police were contacted at approximately 10.40am...

Bureau warns of flood risk in ACT region

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that heavy rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding, is forecast to develop in the ACT tomorrow, Tuesday 23 March. Up to 70mm of rain is forecast...

Canberra urged to be flood-ready for summer

As we head into the official bushfire season, residents are also urged to prepare for the risk of floods in Canberra. The Territory has experienced higher than average rainfall, which means there...

Weekend rain brings minor flooding across Canberra region

A plethora of rivers rose and roads closed as steady, heavy rain poured causing minor flooding across the Canberra region this past weekend.

Weekend showers to bring ‘likely’ minor flooding for Queanbeyan River

With moderate, “welcome” rain predicted for Canberra over the weekend, minor flooding is “possible” for the Queanbeyan and Molonglo rivers.

Cold windy Canberra weather to follow relentless rain

Get the winter blankets ready and batten down the hatches Canberra, because some cold, windy weather will follow once this rain passes late tomorrow.